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January 9th, 2014

Tragedy in Burwell

January 9, 2014

BURWELL, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska State Patrol says it's leading the investigation into the deaths of a Burwell man and his daughter.
The patrol said Wednesday that the deaths of 31-year-old Christopher Melling and his daughter, Aimee, are being investigated as a murder-suicide. Aimee would have been 3 later this month.

The bodies were found Tuesday afternoon after officers were sent to the Burwell house to check on the residents. Neighbors had reported their concerns after seeing no activity at the home.

A firearm was found at the scene. Autopsies were ordered.

January 8th

'In Remembrance' tribute to loved ones

January 8, 2014

The deadline has been extended - so hurry and get your tribute information submitted for this very special “in loving memory” section to be published Jan. 23. The section will feature excerpts from all obituaries which have appeared in the Chief in 2013, as well as loving tributes to those who have gone before us - no matter how long ago or how recent. Photos of your loved one may be included, along with the wording you choose. Prices vary according to size; you may choose from 1/8 page, 1/4 page, 1/2 page or a full page tribute.

January 6th

January 14, 2014: Today in Central Nebraska

January 6, 2014

Scheduled Today:

School Events:
* Junior Varsity Girls & Boys Basketball against Wood River at 4:30pm
* Varsity Girls Basketball vs. Wood River at 6:00pm
* Varsity Boys Basketball vs. Wood River at 7:45pm

Community Events:
* Board Equalization to Meet at the Board Room of the Courthouse

For more information on the above events, check out the calendar found on the homepage of this website.

Today's Public Meetings & Conferences:
* Regular meeting of Board of Supervisors of Custer County at 9:00am in the Supervisors Room of the Courthouse

January 11, 2014: Today in Central Nebraska

January 6, 2014

Scheduled Today:

School Events:
* Junior Varsity Girls/Boys Basketball vs Gibbon at 4:30pm
* Varsity Girls Basketball vs. Gibbon at 6:00pm
* Varsity Boys Basketball vs. Gibbon at 7:45pm
* Elementary Cheer Camp grades K-6

Community Events:
* Miller Dances of January at the Community Hall starting at 7:00pm

For more information on the above events, check out the calendar found on the homepage of this website.

Today's Public Meetings & Conferences:
* No meetings scheduled for today

January 10, 2014: Today in Central Nebraska

January 6, 2014

Scheduled Today:

School Events:
* No Events today

Community Events:
* Mid-Plains Winterin Sessions continues
* Weight Loss Registration at Pearson Physical Therapy during business hours
* Arcadia Blood Drive at the school gym from 8am till 2pm

For more information on the above events, check out the calendar found on the homepage of this website.

Today's Public Meetings & Conferences:
* No meetings scheduled for today

For more information on the above meetings, check out the Public Notice section of the Custer County Chief.

January 9, 2014: Today in Central Nebraska

January 6, 2014

Scheduled Today:

School Events:
* No events scheduled

Community Events:
* Mid-Plains Winterin Sessions continues
* Weight Loss Registration at Pearson Physical Therapy during business hours
* Free Online Webinar starting at 1pm, offered by UNL Extension Offices

For more information on the above events, check out the calendar found on the homepage of this website.

Today's Public Meetings & Conferences:
* Board of Directors of the Upper Loup Natural Resources District at 3:00pm at the District Office in Thedford

January 8, 2014: Today in Central Nebraska

January 6, 2014

Scheduled Today:

School Events:
* No events today

Community Events:
* Mid-Plains Winterin Sessions continues
* Weight Loss Registration at Pearson Physical Therapy during business hours
* American Legion Baseball sign-up at Evans Feed from 6:30-8:00pm

For more information on the above events, check out the calendar found on the homepage of this website.

Today's Public Meetings & Conferences:
* No meetings scheduled for today

For more information on the above meetings, check out the Public Notice section of the Custer County Chief.

US in a deep freeze - state by state report

January 6, 2014

CHICAGO (AP) — Temperatures were expected to plummet further Monday, bringing dangerous cold to parts of the U.S. still digging out from heavy snow that fell a day before and made travel treacherous.

Hazardous conditions in many states led to canceled flights and prompted warnings from transportation officials about venturing out onto the roads: Only those who absolutely need to should leave their homes.

Officials in Chicago and elsewhere canceled classes for Monday. In several states, government offices and courts have decided to shut down.

January 5th

UPDATE: Extreme temps close schools

January 5, 2014

Several schools and every rancher in the area are preparing for what is predicted to be some of the coldest days in several decades. A combination of cold and windy conditions will result in dangerous conditions; frostbite can occur between 10-30 minutes for exposed skin.

As of 7 a.m., Monday, Jan. 6, 2014, the follow schools have announced closings or late starts:
ANSLEY PUBLIC SCHOOLS ANSLEY - Late Start - 10 a.m. Monday
ARCADIA PUBLIC SCHOOLS - Late Start - 10 a.m. Monday
BROKEN BOW PUBLIC SCHOOLS - Closed Monday
HEAD START/BROKEN BOW - Closed Monday

January 2nd

Jan. 2 marks anniversary of Blizzard of '49

January 2, 2014

Today, Jan. 2, 2014 will mark the 65th anniversary of the Blizzard of 1949 - a storm that today still reminds Nebraskans to be prepared before the winter storm strikes. The historic blizzard hit from Jan. 2 - 4, and was the first winter storm of the year to dump over two feet of snow for some locales. Blizzard impacts were found across four states and in Nebraska. The blizzard caused thousands of head of livestock lost, and the ones which survived some had to be shoveled out.

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